Regimental number2029
Place of birthThurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 9"
Weight187 lbs
Next of kinBrother, William Hardine, Thinlee, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Place of enlistmentArmidale, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 November 1916
Date of death15 November 1916
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 33), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Ballarat', 18 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916; allotted to 47th Bn, 2 April 1916; taken on strength of unit, Serapeum, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Caledonia' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Marseilles, 9 June 1916 (septic ankle); transferred to Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 3 July 1916. Transferred to 46th Bn and taken on strength, 7 July 1916; discharged to duty, 8 July 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 9 July 1916. Transferred to Prisoner of War Company, 9 October 1916; rejoined 47th Bn, 26 October 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 November 1916 (gas attack).

Died of wounds, 15 November 1916 (gas poisoning).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Michael RAHILL